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Vivian Hoang (she/her/hers)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

viral host immune system evasion, viral entry


Sonja Zolnoski (she/her/hers)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

ebola, filoviridae, filoviruses, rabies, marburg


Xinye (Ashley) Zhao

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

molecular mechanisms of energy homeostasis and metabolic reprogramming during disease progression


Thomas Zhang (he/him/his)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

cancer signaling, functional genomics, computational biology


Jiazheng (Victor) Xing (he/him/his)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

trafficking, cytoskeleton, neurodegenerative diseases


Nicholas (Nick)  Williams (he/him/his)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

stem cells, tissue regeneration, organoids, hESCs


Erik Williams (he/him)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

CAR-T Therapy, tumor microenvironment


Emma Welter (she/her/hers)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

genetics of human disease, genetic basis of neurological disorders, adaptive immunity


Ashley Weiss (she/her/hers)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

human microbiome, host-microbe interactions, disease mechanisms


Benjamin Wales-McGrath (he/him/his)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

gene regulation, RNA biology, systems biology, computational biology


Molly Weiner (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

neuro-immune and neuro-microbial interactions


Amanda  Watkins (she/her/hers)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

peri-prosthetic implant infection, bone infection, equine surgery, osteoarthritis


Kayleigh Voos

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Advisor(s):

  • Damaris Lorenzo
Andrea Valdespino (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

TNBC, metastasis, unfolded protein response, host-virus interactions


Katelyn (Katie) Toohill (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

regeneration, wound healing, genetic regulation of diseased states


Melody Tan (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Modulating the adaptive immune response to cancer;
cell therapy engineering and genetic manipulation techniques


Kayla Snare (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

tumor microenvironment, immune system, and metabolic reprogramming


Sidney Smith (she/her/hers)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

microscopy, cell-based therapies, gene therapy, physiology


Anastasia Slavutsky

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Advisor(s):

  • Damaris Lorenzo
Rachel Sklutuis

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

virology, molecular biology, assay development


Joanatta Shapiro

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

models of human disease, gene regulation, gene therapies, development


Sena Sarıkaya (she/her/hers)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

embryology; developmental biology; cell biology; biophysics; microscopy; maternal-fetal-interactions; morphogenesis


Eleanor Sams (she/her/hers)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

molecular genetic and epigenetic mechanisms involved in pediatric cancer or other pediatric diseases


Arushi  Sahay (she/hers)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

integrating genetics, cancer biology, and immunology to study disease mechanisms and progression


Shira  Rosenberg (she/her/hers)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

hematopoietic disorders, multi-omics, cancer therapeutics, tumor development


Rachel Richards (she/her/hers)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

innate Immunity, host-pathogen interactions, inequity in STEM


James Regan (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Host-pathogen interaction during HIV infection; adaptive immune response to viral infection


Jennifer Paulino

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

host-pathogen interaction, human gut microbiome, antibiotic resistant, autoimmune disease.


Kisha Patel (she/her/hers)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

neurosurgery, brain-based cancers, immunotherapy, immunometabolism


Sonresa Ochoa-Vidales (she/her/ella)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

viral pathogenesis, molecular and structural virology, and host-virus dynamics


Elizabeth (Libby) Nunn (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

role of cellular metabolism in cell fate decisions, epigenetics, and disease


Svathi Murali (she/hers)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

neurological disorders, neuroepigenetics, translational research


Kathlyene (Katey) Stone (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

cardiovascular disease and metabolism


Ashley Melendez-Perez (she/hers)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

3D genome organization, molecular genetics, epigenetics


Jayne McDevitt (she/her/hers)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

development of cancer drugs and therapies, focusing on metabolic dysregulation and/or immunology


Kirsten Mallon (she/her/hers)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

host-pathogen response, virology, immunology, public health


Lauren Elizabeth Lee (she/her/hers)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

renal physiology, metabolic determinants of disease, metabolic signaling, cellular/organelle substrate use and preference


Beoung Hun (Beoung) Lee (he/his)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

epigenetics, computational biology, bioinformatics, chromatin interactions, DNA methylation


Kelsey Leach (she/her/hers)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

human disease epigenetics


Tran Ngoc Van (Van) Le (she/her/hers)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

cancer metabolism, cancer immunotherapy


Po-Lun (Po) Kung (he/him/his)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

regulatory mechanisms affecting tissue regeneration and/or stem cell fates


Morgan Kuczler (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

therapeutic resistance, cell stress response/adaptation, and/or cancer cell progression


Elena Kahn (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

mechanisms of immunity and autoimmunity, gene therapy, plant/marine biomedicine


Alexis  Jean Morales (he/him/his)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

immunotherapy, targeted therapy, resistance mechanisms


Teshawn Johnson

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

developmental neuroscience, adult neurogenesis, neuroprotective strategies/neuroregeneration, neurodegeneration


Marisol  Hooks (she/her/hers)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

neuroepigenetics, neurological disorders, translational medicine, health disparities, toxicology, environmental medicine


Olivia Hix (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

the intersection of developmental biology and disease/cancer biology


Jill  Henrich (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

cancer epigenetics, tumor immunology/immunotherapies, translational therapeutics, malignant transformation


Natalie Hagen (she/her/hers)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

host-microbiota interactions, microbiome, metabolism, virology, infectious disease


Kim  Ha (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

sequencing technologies, bioinformatic/statistical approaches, metabolic and respiratory diseases, mendelian disorders


Sarah Grandinette (she/her)

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

gene editing and gene therapies to treat disease


Reyna Garcia Sillas (she/her/hers)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

host-pathogen interaction, microbiology. innate immune response


Angela Gaesser (she/her/hers)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

mesenchymal stem cells, extracellular vesicles, osteoarthritis, joint, cartilage


Jiayi Duan (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

viral pathogenesis, HIV persistence, adaptive immune responses, infectious diseases


Joan Donahue (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

regeneration, skeletal development, limb development, cell signaling


John  Doherty (he/him/his)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

RNA mediated epigenetic gene regulation and inheritance


Nicole DeBruyne (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Utilizing next-generation sequencing technologies to study and identify variants associated with genetic human diseases


Mara  Davis (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

neurodegenerative disease, AAV therapy, trinucleotide repeat disorders


Emily  Daley (she/her/hers)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Nucleic acid vaccine platforms for infectious disease,
delivery of nucleic acid-encoding monoclonal antibodies


Diana  Cruz (she/her)

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

cold tumors, microenvironment, immunotherapy, inflammatory response


Taylor  Crawford (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

cancer epigenetics, health disparities in breast cancer and prostate cancer, tumor metastasis


Daana Roach

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Diana Renteria

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Casey Mogilevsky

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Pedro Mendez Fernandez

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Joseph McGaunn

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Sarah Finstuen-Magro

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Islam Elsaid

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Walla (Miguel) Disbennett

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Natalie Brown

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Breezy Brock

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Margaret (Maggie) Cassidy

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

molecular genetic mechanisms related to neurodevelopmental disorders


Ariana Campbell (she/her/hers)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

infectious diseases at the maternal-fetal interface and changes in the immune system during pregnancy


Vasia Barka

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Devin Burris (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

gene therapy, ASOs, iPSCs for neuromuscular, optical, epileptic, and other neurologic diseases


Theresa Astmann

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Isabel Breuer (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Gene regulation, specifically RNA, effects in development and/or genetic diseases


Daniel Boehmler (he/him)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

cancer cell metabolism/metabolomics, lipidomics, and host/gut microbiome interaction


Audrey Bochi-Layec (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

cancer immunotherapy, CARs, neoantigens


Louisa Boateng (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

epigenetics, translational medicine, environmental-gene interactions, cancer biology, reproduction and development, and toxicology


Jackson  Bauer (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

cell and gene therapy, gene editing


Hyun Hyung (Claire) An (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

stem cells, hematopoiesis, erythropoiesis


Jasmine Akoto (she/her/hers)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Genetics/Genomics, Molecular Biology, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Psychiatric Disorders


Eva Agostino (she/her/hers)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

microbial pathogenesis, virology, bacteriology, host-pathogen interactions, infectious disease


Jordan Ort (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Rotations:

  • George Shaw

viral immune evasion to host antibody responses or impact of microbiome on human disease


Meryl Mendoza (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Rotations:

  • Andrew Vaughan

Regenerative medicine and stem cell regulation


Diego Mendez (he/him)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Rotations:

  • Alex Hughes

Understanding the genetic/epigenetic programs underlying normal cell and disease development to develop novel therapies


Morgan McGrath (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Rotations:

  • Tzipora Sarah Karin Eisinger

cellular plasticity in cancer, metastatic transformation


Taku Harada (he/him/his)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Rotations:

  • Lewis Chodosh

cancer genomics, transcriptional biology, cancer immunology


Jacob Cote (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2022

Rotations:

  • Ileana Perez-Rodriguez

bacterial physiology, bacterial metabolism, bioinformatics


Maxime Zamba-Campero (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Igor Brodsky

Rotations:

  • Joseph Zackular
  • Igor Brodsky
  • Audrey John
Thomas

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Jonathan Epstein

Rotations:

  • Nancy Speck
  • Jonathan Epstein
  • Paul Gadue
Jane Xie (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Thomas DeRaedt
  • Gregory Beatty
  • Roderick O'Connor
Linlin Yang (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Beverly Davidson

Rotations:

  • John Wherry
  • George Shaw
  • Beverly Davidson
Reiko Tomizawa (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Yana Kamberov

Rotations:

  • Yana Kamberov
  • Mary Mullins
  • Bushra Raj
Valeria Vigo (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph St Geme

Rotations:

  • Igor Brodsky
  • Joseph St Geme
  • De'Broski Herbert
Erin Smith (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Sandra Maday

Rotations:

  • Erika Holzbaur
  • Anna Kashina
  • Sandra Maday
Helen Stillwell

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Susan Weiss

Rotations:

  • Susan Weiss
  • Norbert Pardi
  • Michaela Locci
  • Frederic Bushman
Lauren Testa (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Kiran Musunuru

Rotations:

  • Elizabeth Bhoj
  • Kiran Musunuru
  • Benjamin Prosser
Taylor Senay (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Jianxin You

Rotations:

  • Joseph St Geme
  • Jianxin You
  • Elizabeth Grice
Jaydeen Sewell (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Sunny Shin

Rotations:

  • Sunny Shin
  • Elizabeth White
  • Igor Brodsky
Alexandra Schneider (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Colin Conine

Rotations:

  • Colin Conine
  • Roberto Bonasio
  • Montserrat Anguera
Alexis Scott (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Todd Ridky
  • Chengcheng Jin
  • Malay Haldar
Kelsey Salcido (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Zachary Schug

Rotations:

  • Zachary Schug
  • Zoltan Arany
  • Kara Maxwell
  • Celeste Simon
Bakary Samasa (he/him)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Mary Mullins

Rotations:

  • Mary Mullins
  • Michael Granato
  • Panteleimon Rompolas
  • Stephen Dinardo
Annabel Sangree (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Elizabeth Bhoj

Rotations:

  • Laura Su
  • Elizabeth Bhoj
  • Kiran Musunuru
Geoffrey Rouin (he/him)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Patrick Grohar
  • Kristopher Bosse
  • Ellen Puré
Melissa Rowe (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Klaus Kaestner

Rotations:

  • Chengcheng Jin
  • Klaus Kaestner
  • Aime Franco
Abigail Ridler (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Thomas Leung

Rotations:

  • Benjamin Prosser
  • Foteini Mourkioti
  • Paul Gadue
Kiara Rodríguez-Acevedo (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Elizabeth Heller

Rotations:

  • Montserrat Anguera
  • Elizabeth Heller
  • Erica Korb
Emmanuel Rapp Reyes (he/him)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Thomas Leung

Rotations:

  • Thomas Leung
  • Jonathan Epstein
  • Nicholas Plachta

I am interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that determine cell fate.


Lauren Reich (she/they)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Roberto Bonasio

Rotations:

  • Erica Korb
  • Kathryn Wellen
  • Roberto Bonasio
Ashvathi Raghavakaimal (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Lewis Chodosh

Rotations:

  • Kara Maxwell
  • Lewis Chodosh
  • Crystal Conn
Aidan Quigley (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Kiran Musunuru
  • Kristopher Bosse

Rotations:

  • Daniel Powell
  • Kiran Musunuru
  • Kristopher Bosse
Tania Perez (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Erika Holzbaur

Rotations:

  • Erika Holzbaur
  • Erica Korb
  • Naiara Aquizu Lopez
Kayla Purdy (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Yuanquan Song

Rotations:

  • Panteleimon Rompolas
  • D. Kacy Cullen
  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
  • Yuanquan Song
Renyta Moses (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Kara Maxwell
  • Maureen Murphy

Rotations:

  • Rugang Zhang
  • Lewis Chodosh
  • Kara Maxwell
Emily O'Rourke (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Sunny Shin

Rotations:

  • Sunny Shin
  • Audrey John
  • Joseph St Geme
Ting-Chun

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Elizabeth Grice

Rotations:

  • Elizabeth Grice
  • Joseph Zackular
  • Maayan Levy
Taylor Miller-Ensminger (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Kellie Jurado

Rotations:

  • Katharine Bar
  • Scott Hensley
  • Kellie Jurado
Natalie Moore (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • David Merrick

Rotations:

  • Zoltan Arany
  • Paul Titchenell
  • David Merrick
Rushabh Mehta (he/him)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Kai Tan

Rotations:

  • Kai Tan
  • Rajan Jain
  • Pablo Cámara
Loreilys Mejias Rivera

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Eileen Shore

Rotations:

  • Brian Capell
  • Naiara Aquizu Lopez
  • Eileen Shore
Allison Marvin (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Mary Mullins

Rotations:

  • Mary Mullins
  • Nancy Speck
  • Greg Bashaw
Christopher McAllister (he/him)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Sharleen Day

Rotations:

  • Arndt Siekmann
  • Foteini Mourkioti
  • Sharleen Day
Josue Medor (he/him)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Peter Choi

Rotations:

  • Warren Pear
  • Maureen Murphy
  • Peter Choi
Claire Makowski (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Kenneth Zaret

Rotations:

  • Kenneth Zaret
  • Doris Wagner
  • Colin Conine
Kaeri Martinez Medina (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Sara Cherry

Rotations:

  • Susan Weiss
  • Sara Cherry
  • Paul Planet
Michael Kuckyr (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Beverly Davidson

Rotations:

  • Kiran Musunuru
  • Beverly Davidson
  • Defne Amado
Mingjia Li (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Zhaolan Zhou

Rotations:

  • Hao Wu
  • Beverly Davidson
  • Kai Wang
Nora Kiledjian (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Crystal Conn

Rotations:

  • Crystal Conn
  • Kristen Lynch
  • Kathryn Hamilton
Austin King (he/him)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Matthew Kayser
  • Andres Blanco
  • Peter Choi
Elizabeth Kraeutler (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Eric Joyce

Rotations:

  • Eric Joyce
  • Kenneth Zaret
  • Rajan Jain
Kay Katada (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Kathryn Hamilton

Rotations:

  • Paul Titchenell
  • Kathryn Hamilton
  • De'Broski Herbert
Diljeet Kaur (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Wanding Zhou
  • Ziyue Gao

Rotations:

  • Ziyue Gao
  • Robert Faryabi
  • Wanding Zhou
Aude Ikuzwe Sindikubwabo (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Sarah Tishkoff

Identifying and validating loci associated with diseases under-represented in genomic research

 


Katharine Hewlett (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph Zackular

Rotations:

  • Katharine Bar
  • Joseph Zackular
  • Audrey John
Michael Hogarty (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • George Shaw

Rotations:

  • George Shaw
  • Sara Cherry
  • Audrey John
Nicolas Holcomb (he/him)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Andrew Vaughan

Rotations:

  • Andrew Vaughan
  • Riccardo Gottardi
  • Thomas Leung
Gabriela Hayward-Lara (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Mustafa Mir

Rotations:

  • Mustafa Mir
  • Alex Hughes
  • Melike Lakadamyali
Megan Guerin

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Mary Mullins

Rotations:

  • Mary Mullins
  • Marisa Bartolomei
  • Colin Conine
Chujie Gong (he/him)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Liling Wan

Rotations:

  • Liling Wan
  • Warren Pear
  • Kai Tan
Segovia Garcia (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Roberto Bonasio

Rotations:

  • Roberto Bonasio
  • Robert Mauck
  • Erica Korb
Maya Foster (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Maureen Murphy

Rotations:

  • Kathryn Wellen
  • Maureen Murphy
  • Crystal Conn
Olivia Fish (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Greg Bashaw

Rotations:

  • Thomas Jongens
  • Greg Bashaw
  • Bushra Raj
Carmen Flesher (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • David Merrick

Rotations:

  • Patrick Seale
  • David Merrick
  • Rebecca Wells
Samantha (S) Fallacaro (she/they)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Mustafa Mir

Rotations:

  • Mustafa Mir
  • Stephen Dinardo
  • Bushra Raj
Mark Dittmar (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Sara Cherry

Rotations:

  • Audrey John
  • Sara Cherry
  • Sarah Henrickson
Rachel Erickson (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Paul Bates

Rotations:

  • Scott Hensley
  • Paul Bates
  • Laurence Eisenlohr
Saúl Cortez-Alvarado (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Kiran Musunuru
  • Hansell Stedman
  • Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas
Abigail Daniels (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Boris Striepen

Rotations:

  • Michael Povelones
  • Audrey John
  • Boris Striepen
Angela Corrigan (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen

Rotations:

  • Scott Hensley
  • Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen
  • John Wherry
Nicholas Cerda (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Drew Weissman
  • Hamideh Parhiz

Rotations:

  • Drew Weissman
  • Daniel Kulp
  • Hamideh Parhiz

Publications: ORCiD


Kelly Clark (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Elizabeth Bhoj
  • Eric Joyce
  • Colin Conine
Dominique Brooks (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Kiran Musunuru

Rotations:

  • Paul Gadue
  • Kiran Musunuru
  • Rajan Jain
Morgan Brown (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Celeste Simon
  • Will Bailis

Rotations:

  • Vikram Paralkar
  • Celeste Simon
  • Will Bailis
Emily Aunins (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Christopher Hunter

Rotations:

  • Igor Brodsky
  • Michael Abt
  • Christopher Hunter
Danielle (Dale) L. Brokaw

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Sydney Shaffer

Rotations:

  • Hao Wu
  • Sydney Shaffer
  • Elizabeth Heller
Miosotis Alicea-Delgado (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Xilma Ortiz-Gonzalez

Rotations:

  • Joe Baur
  • Xilma Ortiz-Gonzalez
  • Michael Marks
Jose Arias-Umana (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Evan Weber

Rotations:

  • Denise Sabatino
  • Laura Su
  • Evan Weber
Reyes Acosta (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Advisor(s):

  • Daniel Claiborne

Rotations:

  • Joseph Fraietta
  • Daniel Claiborne
  • Scott Gordon
Lucas Van Gorder

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Harnessing PRPF31 as a Gene Therapy Target Utilizing an IPSC Model

Advisor(s):

  • Valder Arruda
  • Benjamin Samelson-Jones

Rotations:

  • Jean Bennett
  • Kar Muthumani
  • Valder Arruda
Katherine Xia

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Edward Lee
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Erika Holzbaur
Jack You

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Panteleimon Rompolas
Erica Nguyen

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • William Peranteau
  • Michal Elovitz
Pavithran Ravindran

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Arjun Raj
Orlando Arevalo

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Marco Ruella
Sanam Kavari

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Jennifer Kalish
  • Marisa Bartolomei
Alexandria Adigun

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Matthew Kayser
Muskaan Aggarwal

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Will Bailis
Alexander Post

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Stewart Anderson
Raegan Petch

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Carl Bannerman (he/him/his)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Frederic Bushman
Elizabeth Gonzalez

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Elizabeth Bhoj
  • Erica Korb

genetics, epigenetics, mendelian disorders


Maxwell Frankfurter

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Mark Kahn
Robert Hapke

Cancer Biology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Saar Gill
  • Andy Minn
Sweta Narayan

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Kenneth Zaret

vascular and lymphatic development of the placenta


Paul Kaminski

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Bradley Johnson
Blake Jardin

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Hao Wu

cardiovascular disease/development, immune response/therapy


Kenneth Pham

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins
Jesse Pace

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Gerd Blobel
Margo Orlen

Cancer Biology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Ben Stanger
Carson Poltorack

Cancer Biology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Celeste Simon
Daniel Yen

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Wei Tong
Nicole Zaragoza Rodriguez (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Tzipora Sarah Karin Eisinger

Rotations:

  • Tzipora Sarah Karin Eisinger
  • Sydney Shaffer
  • Patrick Grohar
  • Hamid Bassiri
Adam Ziada (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Effects of IL-21 receptor signaling and mitochondrial localization of STAT3 on CAR T cell metabolism and function

Advisor(s):

  • Michael Milone

Rotations:

  • Michael Milone
  • Saar Gill
  • Joseph Fraietta
  • Carl June
Emily Hodgson

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Perfluorocarbon-induced developmental progression in the hypoplastic fetal and neonatal lung

Advisor(s):

  • Emily Partridge
Victoria (Vicky) Yanouskiy

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Yuanquan Song

Rotations:

  • Greg Bashaw
  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins
  • Yuanquan Song
Taylor Yount (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: The Kingella kingae PilC1 Protein Bridges Interactions between the Type IV Pilus and the Host Cell.

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph St Geme

Rotations:

  • Joseph St Geme
  • Audrey John
  • Joseph Zackular
Haohan (Karen) Wei

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Investigating the nociceptor-γδT cell crosstalk in lung adenocarcinoma development”.

Advisor(s):

  • Chengcheng Jin

Rotations:

  • Chengcheng Jin
  • Christoph Thaiss
  • Wenqin Luo
Joseph Yano

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Katherine Uyhazi

Rotations:

  • Arndt Siekmann
  • Joshua Dunaief
  • Yuanquan Song
  • Katherine Uyhazi
Qianxuan (Sean) She

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Jun Zhu

Rotations:

  • Jun Zhu
  • Daniel Beiting
  • Mark Goulian
Megan Stefkovich (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Paul Titchenell

Rotations:

  • Paul Titchenell
  • Celeste Simon
  • David Merrick
May Wai (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Eric Joyce

Rotations:

  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins
  • Golnaz Vahedi
  • Eric Joyce
Madeline Merlino (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Immunological crosstalk of Interleukin 27 (IL-27) at the maternal-fetal interface during congenital viral infections”

Advisor(s):

  • Kellie Jurado

Rotations:

  • Frederic Bushman
  • Elizabeth White
  • Kellie Jurado
Kelsey O'Brien

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Audrey John

Rotations:

  • Audrey John
  • Katie Barott
  • Scott Hensley
Vi Pham (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas

Rotations:

  • Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas
  • Erica Korb
  • Beverly Davidson
Andrew Marques

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Frederic Bushman

Rotations:

  • Scott Hensley
  • Frederic Bushman
  • Gerald Linette
  • Beatriz Carreno
Kevin Mears (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Investigating the transcriptional and spatial adaptations of Clostridioides difficile to the host immune response”.

Advisor(s):

  • Michael Abt

Rotations:

  • Michael Abt
  • De'Broski Herbert
  • Maayan Levy
Elizabeth Mercado Ayon (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Investigating Purkinje Cell Dysfunction in Friedreichs Ataxia” 

Advisor(s):

  • David Lynch

Rotations:

  • Hongjun Song
  • David Lynch
Giselle Lopez Fernandez (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Enhancing the activation of Natural Killer cells by HIV-1 broadly neutralizing antibodies to potentiate control of infection

Advisor(s):

  • David Weiner

Rotations:

  • Hildegund Ertl
  • David Weiner
  • Denise Sabatino
Ariana Majer (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: The role of UTY and KDM5D in melanoma pathobiology and the male sex bias

Advisor(s):

  • Todd Ridky

Rotations:

  • Celeste Simon
  • Todd Ridky
  • Bradley Johnson
Keegan Krick

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Uncovering the role of the histone-modifying enzyme SETD2 in alternative splicing

Advisor(s):

  • Kristen Lynch
  • Elizabeth Heller

Rotations:

  • John Murray
  • Elizabeth Heller
  • Kristen Lynch
Shuk Hang (Grace) Li

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Scott Hensley

Rotations:

  • Scott Hensley
  • Daniel Kulp
  • Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen
Aradhana Kasimsetty

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Characterizing Cellular DNA Management Pathways Disrupting AAV Genome Integrity and Efficient Transduction

Advisor(s):

  • Frederic Bushman

Rotations:

  • James Wilson
  • Carl June
  • Frederic Bushman
Orlaith Keenan (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph Zackular

Rotations:

  • Joseph Zackular
  • Joseph St Geme
  • Audrey John
Yong Hyun (Daniel) Kim

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Bacterial Interference to Prevent Staphylococcus aureus Infection.

Advisor(s):

  • Paul Planet

Rotations:

  • Paul Planet
  • Beatrice Hahn
  • Elizabeth White
Jillian (Jill) Eisenhauer

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • David Weiner

Rotations:

  • James Riley
  • David Weiner
  • Daniel Kulp
Julia Flores (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Bacterial localization within the gut regulates induction of homeostatic immune responses during a critical developmental window

Advisor(s):

  • Michael Silverman

Rotations:

  • De'Broski Herbert
  • Michael Silverman
  • Michael Abt
Sarah Gagnon

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Investigating Toll-7 as a novel regulator of Frazzled-dependent axon attraction.

Advisor(s):

  • Greg Bashaw

Rotations:

  • Greg Bashaw
  • Mary Mullins
  • Nicholas Plachta
Sarah Dysinger (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Bunyavirus CNS interactions

Advisor(s):

  • Paul Bates

Rotations:

  • Beatrice Hahn
  • Paul Bates
  • Michael Povelones
Timothy Cater

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Kristen Lynch

Rotations:

  • Alessandro Gardini
  • John Murray
  • Kristen Lynch
Priyanka Chatterjee (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Cell-Cell Signaling Archaea: How Haloferax volcanii Talk to Each Other

Advisor(s):

  • Mechthild Pohlschroder

Rotations:

  • Joseph Zackular
  • Frederic Bushman
  • Mechthild Pohlschroder
Erica Brown (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Daniel Powell
  • Roderick O'Connor

Rotations:

  • Roderick O'Connor
  • Daniel Powell
  • Carl June
Krista Budinich (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: The role of chromatin reader YEATS2 in regulating oncogenic gene expression.”

Advisor(s):

  • Liling Wan

Rotations:

  • Vikram Paralkar
  • Liling Wan
  • Kathrin Bernt
Daniel Baker

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: CAR-T mediated clearance of senescent cells to treating aging and its associated diseases

Advisor(s):

  • Carl June
  • Zoltan Arany

Rotations:

  • Zoltan Arany
  • Jonathan Epstein
  • Carl June
Gabriel Birchak (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Generating De Novo Mammalian Artificial Chromosomes to Understand the Genetic, Epigenetic, and Topological Features that Underlie Chromosome Formation and Stability

Advisor(s):

  • Ben Black

Rotations:

  • James Wilson
  • Beverly Davidson
  • Ben Black
Sara Alexander

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: The role of post-translational modification in E. coli detoxification-independent protection from methylglyoxal

Advisor(s):

  • Mark Goulian

Rotations:

  • Paul Planet
  • Mark Goulian
  • Paul Bates
Robin Wilder (Bailey)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: lucidating the role of OAT deficiency in gyrate atrophy pathogenesis

Advisor(s):

  • Katherine Uyhazi

Rotations:

  • Jennifer Kalish
  • Katherine Uyhazi
  • Hansell Stedman
Amber Abbott

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Defining functions of arginine methylation during adenovirus infection”

Advisor(s):

  • Matthew Weitzman

Rotations:

  • Michael Betts
  • Matthew Weitzman
  • Ronald Harty
Jorge Acuña (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Sara Cherry

Rotations:

  • Paul Bates
  • Kellie Jurado
  • Sara Cherry
Clayton Otter

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Characterizing Innate Immune Responses to MERS-CoV in the Upper Airway

Advisor(s):

  • Susan Weiss

Rotations:

  • Rahul Kohli
  • Sara Cherry
  • Susan Weiss
Trevor Griesman (he/him/his)

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Innate immunity in primary neurons: specialized responses to viral infection

Advisor(s):

  • Sara Cherry

Rotations:

  • Scott Hensley
  • Paul Bates
  • Sara Cherry
Katrina Estep

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Investigating a Wnt-telomere feedback loop in the colorectal adenoma-carcinoma sequence

Advisor(s):

  • Bradley Johnson

Rotations:

  • Craig Bassing
  • Roger Greenberg
  • Bradley Johnson
Christopher Gu

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Frederic Bushman

Rotations:

  • Frederic Bushman
  • Elizabeth Grice
  • Scott Hensley
Beatrice Herrmann

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Advisor(s):

  • Igor Brodsky

Rotations:

  • Joseph St Geme
  • Igor Brodsky
  • Christoph Thaiss
Kay Foos

Cancer Biology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Rotations:

  • Lewis Chodosh
  • Gerald Linette
  • Beatriz Carreno
  • Daniel Powell
Nelson (Trip) Freeburg

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Investigating the role of Rb in constraining metastasis and lineage infidelity in lung adenocarcinoma

Advisor(s):

  • David Feldser

Rotations:

  • Donita Brady
  • David Feldser
  • Luca Busino
Philip Hicks

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Cellular glucosylceramide is required by bandavirus glycoproteins to catalyze the membrane fusion reaction that completes viral entry

Advisor(s):

  • Paul Bates

Rotations:

  • Ronald Harty
  • Paul Bates
  • Elizabeth White
Rebecca Glynn

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Defining the Mechanism and Function of DNA Double Strand Break Induced Inhibition of V(D)J Recombination

Advisor(s):

  • Craig Bassing

Rotations:

  • John Maris
  • Ronny Drapkin
  • Craig Bassing
Grant Grothusen (he/him/his)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Developing a genetic platform to identify cullin-RING ubiquitin ligase roles in cancer

Advisor(s):

  • Luca Busino

Rotations:

  • Luca Busino
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Zoltan Arany
Xu Han

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Investigating lipid homeostasis in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma under tumor-like stress

Advisor(s):

  • Celeste Simon

Rotations:

  • Mark Kahn
  • Yi Fan
  • Celeste Simon
Victoria Lovins

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Investigating the role of Staphylococcus aureus strain-level diversity on neutrophil recruitment and wound healing in a cutaneous leishmaniasis

Advisor(s):

  • Elizabeth Grice

Rotations:

  • Elizabeth Grice
  • David Weiner
  • Carolina Lopez
Sabina Hlavaty (she/her/hers)

Cancer Biology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: The Role of Acetate Metabolism in Melanoma Metastases

Advisor(s):

  • Zachary Schug

Rotations:

  • Zachary Schug
  • Chengcheng Jin
Chi-Lee (Charlie) Ho

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Mechanistic insight of novel diagnostic biomarkers in gastric cancer

Advisor(s):

  • Sandra Ryeom

Rotations:

  • Xiaolu Yang
  • Dmitry Gabrilovich
  • Sandra Ryeom
Kaitlin Marquis (she/her/hers)

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: HIV Replication, Transmission, and the Metabolome of the Female Reproductive Tract

Advisor(s):

  • Frederic Bushman

Rotations:

  • Susan Weiss
  • Sara Cherry
  • Frederic Bushman
Erin Hollander

Cancer Biology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma growth suppression through loss of Mgat5-mediated N-linked complex glycosylation

Advisor(s):

  • Ben Stanger

Rotations:

  • Daniel Powell
  • Margaret Chou
  • Ben Stanger
Rina Matsuda

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Role of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis virulence in granuloma formation during intestinal infection

Advisor(s):

  • Igor Brodsky

Rotations:

  • Igor Brodsky
  • Boris Striepen
  • Michael Abt
Nina Montoya

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: A genetic and structural characterization of the relationship between the K. kingae lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and exopolysaccharide

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph St Geme

Rotations:

  • Elizabeth White
  • Laurence Eisenlohr
  • Joseph St Geme
Jane Yinghui Huang (she/her/hers)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Role of HMG-box transcription factor TOX in maintaining CD8 T cell exhaustion

Advisor(s):

  • John Wherry

Rotations:

  • Dmitry Gabrilovich
  • Jorge Henao-Mejia
  • John Wherry
Daniel Morris (he/him/his)

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Leveraging the SHIV-Rhesus Macaque model to study the development of HIV-1 broadly neutralizing antibodies targeting the CD4-binding site

Advisor(s):

  • George Shaw

Rotations:

  • George Shaw
  • Katharine Bar
  • Michael Betts
Luke Izzo

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Investigating the role of ACLY and acetyl-CoA metabolism in hepatocellular carcinoma

Advisor(s):

  • Kathryn Wellen

Rotations:

  • Kathryn Wellen
  • Wei Tong
  • Martin Carroll
Kanika Jain

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Margaret Chou

Rotations:

  • Andy Minn
  • Saar Gill
  • Dmitry Gabrilovich
  • Gregory Beatty
Tzvi Pollock

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: Determining the Mechanism of TNF-Mediated Defense Against Intracellular Legionella pneumophila Infection

Advisor(s):

  • Sunny Shin

Rotations:

  • Phillip Scott
  • Michael Povelones
  • Sunny Shin
David Renner

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Differential Activation of the Unfolded Protein Response by MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2

Advisor(s):

  • Susan Weiss

Rotations:

  • Matthew Weitzman
  • Susan Weiss
  • Kristen Lynch
Avery Lee

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: The Role of Activation-Induced Cytidine Deaminase in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Advisor(s):

  • Andrew Hu

Rotations:

  • Tzipora Sarah Karin Eisinger
  • Andrew Hu
  • Oliver Garden
In Young Lee

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Elucidating the mechanism for GPER-induced inhibition of leukemia

Advisor(s):

  • Todd Ridky

Rotations:

  • David Feldser
  • Todd Ridky
  • Gerald Linette
Jesse Lee

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Advisor(s):

  • Gregory Beatty

Rotations:

  • John Maris
  • Saar Gill
  • Gregory Beatty
Ariel Shepley-McTaggart

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Investigation of the filovirus VP40 matrix protein interaction with host protein SMURF2: Implications for virus egress and spread

Advisor(s):

  • Ronald Harty

Rotations:

  • Beatrice Hahn
  • Matthew Weitzman
  • Ronald Harty
Alexander Smith

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Microbial cooperation enhances Clostridioides difficile pathogenesis

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph Zackular

Rotations:

  • James Riley
  • Joseph Zackular
  • Michael Silverman
Graham Lobel

Cancer Biology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Malay Haldar
  • Celeste Simon

Rotations:

  • Anil Rustgi
  • Malay Haldar
  • Celeste Simon
Katherine Strelau

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Understanding SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Philadelphia Through Traditional and Genomic Epidemiological Approaches

Advisor(s):

  • Carolyn Cannuscio

Rotations:

  • Carolina Lopez
  • Boris Striepen
  • David Weiner
Sierra McDonald

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: TOX2 as a novel regulator of central memory phenotype in CAR T cells

Advisor(s):

  • Shelley Berger

Rotations:

  • Paul Lieberman
  • Shelley Berger
  • Gerd Blobel
Alice Sukhina (she/her & they/them)

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Effects of chronic undernutrition on progression and resolution of intracellular infections

Advisor(s):

  • Will Bailis

Rotations:

  • Christopher Hunter
  • Warren Pear
  • Will Bailis
Bailey Nance (she/her/hers)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: The Role of the Fructose-1,6-Bisphoshatase 2 and c-Myc Interaction in Sarcoma Progression

Advisor(s):

  • Celeste Simon

Rotations:

  • Celeste Simon
  • Terrance Gade
  • Liming Pei
Michael Noji (he/him/his)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: The Role of Branched-chain Amino Acid Metabolism and Insulin Signaling in Pancreatic Cancer

Advisor(s):

  • Kathryn Wellen
  • Zoltan Arany

Rotations:

  • Zachary Schug
  • Kathryn Wellen
  • Zoltan Arany
Monica Wei

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Elizabeth Grice

Rotations:

  • Matthew Weitzman
  • Kai Tan
  • Elizabeth Grice
Ellen White

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Skin microbial-based mechanisms of accelerated wound healing

Advisor(s):

  • Elizabeth Grice

Rotations:

  • Elizabeth Grice
  • Michael Silverman
Louis Parham

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Kathryn Hamilton

Rotations:

  • Andrew Hu
  • Lewis Chodosh
  • Kathryn Hamilton